Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect villages or dramatic river valleys, between them, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offer some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers 750 miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.
From the huge open skies and vast beaches in Norfolk to the traditional seaside charm in Essex, the East of England is a varied holiday destination. Taking in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, you can also enjoy stunning countryside, cultural cities, historic castles and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Encompassing the likes of The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, a holiday in the Heart of England guarantees a traditional English break. Get lost in the stunning countryside, explore cultural cities, market towns and picture-perfect villages. Not only that but you can discover stately homes, peaceful gardens and beautiful castles.
Home to some of the UK’s most loved Victorian seaside towns, the South Coast promises perfect family memories full of fish and chips and ice cream! Head slightly inland and you can enjoy the likes of the New Forest in Hampshire, the South Downs in Sussex and cultural cities like Canterbury in Kent.
There are many contrasting landscapes in the North of England, from the unspoilt mountains in the Lake District to the vast rolling countryside of Yorkshire. If you’re more interested in the coast then Northumberland’s stunning beaches and Yorkshire’s popular fishing villages will not disappoint.
With so many beautiful places in the UK designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a testament to just how special much of the country’s landscapes are. Choose from the peaks of Snowdonia, the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds, the unspoilt wilderness of the Cairngorms.
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Presteigne, Mid Wales
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A vibrant country of mountains, beaches, countryside and cliff tops, Wales offers the chance to explore a wealth of different scenery within the space of a short break. Head off for a few days to the beautiful coast of Pembrokeshire where you can spend your short break in Wales exploring the National Park and enjoy stunning coastal views, or take a trip inland to the glorious landscape of the Brecon Beacons, prime walking territory. If you enjoy putting your best foot forward, spend your mini break exploring Snowdonia National Park or walking your way around the Wye Valley. For a more relaxing getaway, Carmarthenshire and the Welsh Borders both offer scenic rural corners where you and your family can hide out for a few days of relaxation.
Fancy narrowing down your search but don’t yet know which places exactly you’d like to visit? Try hunting through our collection of holiday breaks in North Wales where dramatic views dominate the exquisite landscape or take a look through our South Wales collection of mini-breaks to discover soft sand beaches and gently rolling hills. If you decide to spend a week or two away, make sure you check out the rest of our cottage breaks in Wales or more short break options search our UK short breaks. Whether you are looking for weekend breaks or midweek breaks, we have a wide selection of holiday cottages, from great family houses to dog-friendly properties. Discover dog-friendly getaways, hot tub cottages and luxurious, five-star retreats that will impress you and all your guests. Browse through our collection of Wales breaks to discover your ideal short getaway and begin planning your next holiday today.
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